"Students today, workers tomorrow" : an analysis of undergraduates’ attitudes towards corporate social responsibility

Vázquez, José Luis and Lanero, Ana and Purificación García, María: "Students today, workers tomorrow" : an analysis of undergraduates’ attitudes towards corporate social responsibility. Proceedings of the "Scientific Management" and Management Science Today International Scientific Conference. pp. 455-464. (2011)

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Abstract

The principal aim of this study is to analyze the internal and external Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) functions attributed by university students to enterprises in their habitual economic activity, just as the influence of academic background in such subjective perceptions. Justification of that undergraduate focus is twofold. First, at a time when adaptation of professional profiles to new socioeconomic needs has became a priority for the new structure of university studies in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), it seems pertinent to analyze the concept of CSR hold by students with different academic background. Second, as consumers, undergraduates’ expectations of social responsibilities to be fulfilled by enterprises is useful as a guidance to improve adaptation of CSR decisions to the demands of specific segments of such an objective public by academic area. Self-reported data was collected through a structured questionnaire from a total sample of 400 Spanish undergraduates. Descriptive and multivariate analysis revealed a generalized awareness of the relevance of socially responsible criteria, particularly when concerned to relationships with employees and consumers. Moreover, students in Experimental and Technical fields showed higher expectations of enterprises’ social responsibilities than those within Social, Health and Humanities.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the "Scientific Management" and Management Science Today International Scientific Conference
Date: 2011
Page Range: pp. 455-464
ISBN: 978-963-306-176-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Munkavállalás - érvényesülés
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 463-464. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 16. 14:00
Last Modified: 2019. May. 16. 14:00
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/57919

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